Meopta Meopar 4,5/135 Review
Meopta Meopar 4,5/135 is enlarger lens. Produced by Czech company “Meopta”, designed to work with large format.
Meopar has Heliar optical design. 5 elements in 3 groups. Lens elements have a bluish single coating.
It has a good constructive. Metal barrel.
The lens length is 35mm. It has a filter thread 42mm diameter, it is possible to wind a long M42 extension ring as the lens hood. In the middle of the barrel corrugated metal aperture control ring.
Diaphragm has 15 aperture blades allows you to create a perfect circles in the bokeh. The lens has no focusing mechanism and for using it on the camera as photographic lens need helicoid.
Mounting Meopta Meopar 4,5/135 on Modern Camera
The lens is mounted to the enlarger by M39 thread.
As all large-format lenses, it has a long flange distance and to set it on the digital camera need extension rings. I mount it on a Nikon D3100 with the help of the focusing helicoid and medium and small extension ring.
Meopta Meopar 4,5/135 Sample Photos
All photos taken on Nikon D3100 at wide-open aperture, in some photos small adjustment of contrast, most without postprocessing.
Meopar 4,5/135 Sharpness
Resolution for small format gets low, as in all large format lenses. But for the art photography the sharpness is not important.
Meopar 4,5/135 Character and Bokeh
Character is interesting, soft.
Boke at distance of about one meter (MFD)
I like this bokeh.
Meopar 4,5/135 Contrast and Color Render
Color reproduction is pleasant, if not allowed into the frame of a strong side and backlight.
But for portraits require color correction.
The contrast is low, but sufficient for portraits.
Meopta Meopar 4,5/135 is a nterest an exotic optical design. It has a peculiar character pattern and bokeh. It is interesting to art photography and experimentation.